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In 2014-15, food and fibre exports contributed A$11.9 billion to Victoria’s economy.

Central to Australia’s food processing industry, Victoria offers safe, high quality food and beverages for the Asia-Pacific.

Victoria accounts for just three per cent of Australia’s landmass, but produces more than one quarter of its food and fibre exports. Our food, fibre and agriculture industry produce:

  • 27% of Australia’s total food exports
  • 40% of Australia’s total fibre exports.

Victoria is well positioned to supply out of season produce to northern hemisphere trading partners due to the advantage of opposing seasons, particularly in dairy, meat, grains, horticulture and wine.

Victoria is the home of food and agribusiness innovation in Australia, with competitive advantages in supply chain management,  strong partnerships with industry groups, a highly innovative operating environment with some of the highest food safety standards in the world, superior infrastructure and strong research and development (R&D) credentials.

Approximately 190,000 people are employed in the food and fibre value chain across the state, with the sector accounting for one in six regional Victorian jobs. Complementing this highly skilled workforce is the pristine natural environment, temperate climate, high quality water infrastructure, and proximity to reliable and efficient transport networks.

You can download Victoria’s Future Industries – Food and Fibre Sector Strategy for more information about Victoria’s plan for jobs growth and investment attraction in this industry.

Watch this video to learn more about Victoria’s food and fibre sector.

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